7 Pieces for a Vintage Modern Mix
photo by: Tim Van de Velde
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The Spencer Sofa from Gus* Modern has a contemporary shape with blind-tufted upholstery on the seat and back cushions for a traditional nod. The base is stainless steel. The sofa frame is made with FSC-Certified wood in support of responsible forest management.
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This riff on the classic leather sling chair by Gordon Guillaumier for Minotti sports a gridded back support. Perfect for channeling the 70's.
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An acrylic table with a handy slot for magazines can be used straight up or tipped on it's side. Super sleek for a modern standout in a traditional home.
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This take on the oriental rug by Jan Kath nods to tradition while keeping a modern palette. Shown in Enjoy Copper Pink.
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This light fixture would look right at home illuminating a futuristic living room or updating a historic home.
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MISTIC CANDLE HOLDER / VASE
Every vintage modern look needs a good candelabra. Like a forest of pyrex tubes, this glass piece can be used as a candle holder or a vase. This collection won the Red Dot Design Award in 2008, Wallpaper's 2007 Best Centerpiece Design Award and the Design Plus Award in 2006.
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For modernizing a historic fireplace, consider this piece by Metal worker Marc Maioriana. It's crafted from 80-90% recycled steel content in his Virginia workshop, where he also hosts an apprenticeship for local high school students.
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